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Today's Features

  • Oct. 11, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 411
    Sept. 20: 435
    Last Year: 407

    Compared to last week feeder steers and heifers sold $2-$4 higher, plainer cattle steady. No test on slaughter cows, bulls $3-$4 lower on a very limited test.

    Feeders: 373
    Slaughter: 33
    Replacements: 5

  • It struggles to peek from behind tangled weeds and tall grasses as if  to once again claim its place in history, and if one doesn’t look closely, it’s easy to miss this all but forgotten one-room schoolhouse on Fortner Ridge. However, its story was shared last week at the historical society meeting when Fortner Ridge native Don Crupper described the school’s vital presence in the Fortner community.

  • I am up! And I’ve have had coffee. Not because I really wanted to crawl out from under the covers, but It’s Monday and duty calls. I called Fay, but she didn’t answer. She is either at her daughter’s or just didn’t want to face the day yet. This transition time of year before the time changes is hard for folks like me. It’s too warm to sleep without the window open but by 7 a.m. it’s too chilly to roll out of bed with any enthusiasm.

  • By Roger Alford

  • When I was about 2 years old, I bopped my baby brother with a wooden hammer and once put a wad of gum in my sister’s hair.
    I was part of a group of kids who called a girl in our neighborhood “fungus face,” and in eighth grade, I spread vicious rumors about a girl who I thought stole my boyfriend.
    Once, I shoplifted a bottle of Compound W wart remover and a Yardley Lip Slicker lipstick from Thrifty Drug Store.

  • Poplar Grove Baptist Church

    Poplar Grove Baptist Church will be having a fall festival at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, in our lower building/fellowship hall.
    Come enjoy soup, chili, sandwiches, desserts, candy, a cake walk and giveaways. All are welcome.
    If you have any questions or need information, you can contact Pastor Andrew Record at (918) 606-0062.

    First Baptist Owenton

  • World War I was touted as “the war to end all wars,” and yet 21 years after its conclusion, another world war began in which 12 countries participated and over 60 million people died.  
    World War II took the lives of 405,000 Americans, and although no battles were fought on American soil, the war affected all phases of American life. It caused shortages that required Americans to deal with rationing. Ration stamps were issued to allow families to purchase items in short supply like sugar, meat and gasoline.

  • I’m back! There was no Kay’s Branch News last week. Halfway through typing the news my screen went black. I restarted, but it did no good. I assumed my computer had died. I called Ann. She is my computer expert. She came down and ordered me another “box.” It came on Wednesday. She hooked everything up and it still wasn’t working, so, when all else fails I call Joel and ask him to send over their computer whiz.

  • By Roger Alford

  • Lately, I’ve been pondering the story Jesus told of the lost son, or what’s more commonly called the parable of the prodigal son.
    The son demands his inheritance from his father, which is basically him telling his dad he wishes him dead, and then takes the money and runs far away, squandering his wealth on wild living.
    When he ends up broke, he finds a job feeding pigs and finds himself so hungry that he longs to eat the pig food.